Contact Us

General Questions

Email: simonecenter@rit.edu

Contact for general questions about the Simone Center


Dr. Richard DeMartino

Director and Professor and Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Phone: 585.475.5646       E-mail: richard.demartino@rit.edu


Dana Pelliccia

Senior Staff Assistant

Phone: 585.475.2176       Email: dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu

Contact for scheduling appointments with Dr. Richard DeMartino


Rupa Thind

Associate Director

Phone: 585.475.7487       Email: rupa.thind@rit.edu


Dana Wolcott

Lead Innovation Coach

Email: dana.wolcott@rit.edu


Mike Buffalin

Director, The Construct

Phone: 585-475-6339      Email: mjbovpr@rit.edu


Diane Cantisano

Staff Assistant

Phone: 585.475.2185       Email: diane.cantisano@rit.edu


Jeff Arywitz

Venture Coach

Email: jeffrey.arywitz@rit.edu